Texas residents may understand the emotional toll a child custody case can take on all involved. Recently, the highly publicized divorce of NBA player Dwayne Wade has also made headlines for the child custody battle that has continued. Basketball fans or those going through a similar situation may take a special interest in this case.
According to reports, Wade's ex-wife was awarded two weeks with the couple's two children. Wade chose not to drop the children off with her saying it was not in their best interest and she is currently unstable. He then filed an emergency motion with the courts. The documents state that Wade feels his ex-wife needs to undergo psychological evaluation before any custody or visitation rights are reinstated.
Wade's ex-wife has apparently been showing signs of unusual behavior, including sitting outside on a sidewalk discussing the situation with media as well as the public. She was initially awarded equal custody time in the summer and a monetary settlement. The two will appear in court over the emergency motion which could determine any future custody arrangements.
Any Texas resident facing child custody battle of their own could benefit from having an understanding of their rights under the applicable state laws. Since each case is different and comes with its own set of circumstances, having the necessary knowledge to make an informed decision on the best way to move forward can prove beneficial. With a proper understanding and by taking the appropriate action, one can be more hopeful a positive outcome for all parties involved will be achieved.
Source: suntimes.com, "Wade, ex-wife divorce battle escalates," Maudlyne Ihejirika, July 27, 2013